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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(9): 492-497
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1009.057


Biopolymers: Impact of Polymers that Replace Conventional Plastics, An Option for a Sustainable Future
E. Andrango, J. E. Apugllon, A. D Durán, P. J. Nazareno and Carlos Jácome
Departamento de Biotecnología, Escuela de Ingeniería Agroindustrial, Universidad Estatal de Bolívar. Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Recursos Naturales y del Ambiente. Código Postal: 020150. Av. San Simón Km. 2.5. Guaranda- Ecuador
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Abstract:

The work carried out focuses on the importance and characteristics of bioplastics, which is why the bibliographic sources consulted recall that the plastic manufactured from biopolymers has been increasing due to its practicality and in supporting the reduction of pollution of solid waste worldwide. Viable alternatives are currently being sought to replace packaging and coatings made from non-renewable raw materials, as these cause millions of tons of waste each year, damaging the environment. The production process of biodegradable plastics has a certain resemblance to the production of conventional plastics, it consists of a mixer of raw materials with additional components, for a subsequent blowing and sealing, passing through a quality control. One of the problems with conventional plastics is that they are manufactured from raw materials obtained from non-renewable resources, which each day becomes scarcer and therefore more expensive. Also the problem of persistence in the medium for very long times, which cause them to occupy space in sanitary landfills, which are causing problems in the country due to lack of space.


Keywords: Plastic, biopolymer, biodegradable, production, raw material, bioplastics
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Andrango, A. E., J. E. Apugllon, A. D Durán, P. J. Nazareno and Carlos Jácome. 2021. Biopolymers: Impact of Polymers that Replace Conventional Plastics, An Option for A Sustainable Future.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(9): 492-497. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1009.057